MENTAL NOTE

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"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Up




UP

Man up when I am gone
Don't victimize yourself
Entitlement does not become you, sir
A shade I do not know
Man up.

She said, Man up,
Don't make me sick
Go manhandle that stick
Too big to meet my need
Too small to fill my void
Too damn pathetic.

Man up when you are down
cause times have changed for real this time
I'm not around
No more
She said
No more
Man up.

He felt betrayed and bitter
a bed of dirt you trample on
a puddle of mud when you're a pig
a smudge you can't erase
You panic
It won't do
The night a sorry while.

Can't bear your face, he said
Your angry face, he said
Your cold and ruthless face, he said
Deceitful face, he said
when he broke down in silence
ashamed and fully unaware
not once acknowledging
the rule of time
that ultimate defender
king of everything that's right.

We are no more, he said.
Man up, she said.
Man Up.

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40 comments:

  1. That's deep. Fully unaware describes a lot of people out there.

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    1. Morning, Alex. Good to hear from you. Yes, it sure does. Not ashamed to admit it sometimes describes me as well. Hope you're doing fine.

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  2. I hope today is a good one for you Blue. We all sometimes have to man or woman up to get through the day.

    Betty

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    1. Hello betty! Today's been good so far. The guy in this poem (for a change) isn't me. Knock on wood.

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  3. Sometimes we overburdened and can't take that extra pressure on our back. It's easier for us to tell someone to man up instead of crippling ourselves. Is it selfish? Yes. But sometimes it is necessary. We are useful nobody, including ourselves, when we're crushed on the ground. You'll be standing high before you know it. Try not to let anger or unhappiness rule you. I shouldn't even say it, because I know that you're too good of a guy for that. :) Be well, Blue. I'm only an e-mail away if you need.

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  4. Glad to read that this isn't you at the moment.
    And sending hugs..

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  5. Beautifully sad poem but glad to hear it isn't you.

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    1. It's a true story but this time around it isn't me. I'd like to keep it that way.

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  6. I've pulled "my big girl pants" on this spring and it's definitely not always the most fun

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  7. I hope the sun shines bright in your world today, Blue.
    Your poem was very expressive and moving.
    I'm thinking of you.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it, Sandra. Now, as for that sun....

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  8. Wow, Blue! Very impressive. Writing helped me so much during the divorce and afterwards. Let those feelings out!

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Admittedly, it ain't easy living with those who cannot man up. They are energy vampires.

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    1. That's what I'm told. What's up, Dezz Meister?

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    2. Not much, we're all locked in our houses due to the corona lockdown, avoiding people (which isn't all that difficult). How are you coping, with your sarko I'm guessing you shouldn't even venture out to the shops, do you have someone to get groceries for you? And catfood?

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    3. That sarco is a bitch, all right. I go to the shops when everyone is still fast asleep, once or twice a week. Luckily I've got so much catfood, those two bastards are bound to outlive me. Now as for kitty litter, that's an entirely different story.

      Any intel on how long that lockdown is gonna take?

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    4. The Chinese experts who arrived here from Wuhan (as we are their only friends in Europe LOL) say mid June, if you view it from their angle, but we are not as strict here in Europe as they were with their people. They literally locked them in their houses and even left some to starve. So I'm guessing we will spend summer in this shit too, Blue. Germans say it could last for two years if the virus mutates, and some psychics said it would disappear suddenly and then come back again ten years later.
      Wanna send Mongo over here? I have a yard, he can live with my Snezhana, Lyrna and Vlasta, they all poop outside and don't need no litter :) but I will be out of cat salami soon as we get that from Hungary and our borders are now closed. I do still have some more as I stocked my freezer with some when the apocalypse started, that and dry cat food. But at least we don't have earthquakes on top of this all like poor neighbouring Croats :(

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    5. Damn, Dezzz. What more can I say?

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  10. Man up - It's hard to be brave or tough in a difficult situation. I guess, we all have to man/woman up in these trying times we are now living in.

    Continue writing it helps to bring clarity in times of obscurity

    Just so you know - I am here - always...

    hugs & love & better days...

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  11. wow, what a poem. lots of strength and empowerment. Glad to see Alex J. Cavanaugh is a partner in crime. I know him for A to Z challenge blog hop.

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    1. Alex is a partner in crime, all right. Thanks for stopping by again.

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  12. Man up, sometimes easier said than done. But when push comes to shove, I'm glad to know I've always put on my big girl panties, dusted off my hands, and got shit done.

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    1. I don't doubt it for a second, Theresa.

      Stay safe

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  13. Man up or man down?

    Love ya, Blue x

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  14. So very sad, but I'm glad it is not about you. I hope you're well, friend.

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    1. So far, so good.
      Let's knock on wood....

      Stay safe, Yvonne

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  15. Thinking of you …
    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thinkingof you, too.
      Stay safe, Jan. What's happening to the world?

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  16. What a powerful poem, Blue. I'm grateful that the man in it isn't you. I hope you and yours are doing well. Sending positive vibes your way!

    Elsie

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    1. We're doing ok. Thank you for asking, Elsie. How about you yourself?

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  17. I was just thinking of you Blue, I hope you are well and things are at least good.

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    1. I'm doing ok, Mary. Wish I were doing great, though. How are you coping?

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